Sequoia Capital is India’s Top VC Firm (in terms of activity)

Which is the top VC firm in India? Which VC firm has invested the most in India? Taken big bets?

Going purely by total number of investments as well as $-value of investments, Sequoia Capital India tops the VC list.

In total, Sequoia has made 53 investments in India, followed by Ventureast and then Intel Capital.

As far as total $-value of investments is concerned, Sequoia again leads the race ($504mn so far, followed by Intel Capital ($131) and NVP ($156.6) (Source: Outlook Business).

Investor 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Sequoia Capital India 7 12 13 18 3 53
Ventureast 5 11 4 9 3 32
Intel Capital 3 7 4 8 1 23
Helion Venture Partners 0 4 8 8 2 22
DFJ India 0 3 3 9 2 17
Nexus India Capital 0 1 4 9 2 16
NEA IndoUS Ventures 0 0 5 9 0 14
IDG India Ventures 0 0 6 5 0 11
Kleiner Perkins 1 3 0 6 0 10
Norwest Venture Partners 1 3 1 2 3 10
Canaan Partners 0 1 4 4 1 10
Inventus Capital Partners - - - - 3 3


Few days back, Red Herring conducted a survey based on several parameters (exits/returns/liquidity) and Nexus India Capital was voted the top VC firm in India.

Disclaimer- To a startup, ‘Top VC/Best VC’ surely doesn’t mean much. This article is reflection of investments made by VC firms in India.

[Hat tip: Subbu.]

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